Monday, 13 June 2016

Nightminds. . .

Just lay it down, put your face in my neck and let it fall out
I know, I know, I know
I knew before you got home
This world you're in now
It doesn't have to be alone
I'll get there somehow, 'cos
I know, I know, I know
When, even springtime feels cold

Do people seek you out for comfort?  You may be someone who is very good at being there for others, but not very good at being there for yourself.  You may also find that you don't need to expect those people who come seeking comfort from you to understand how they can help you.  So you only give them little pieces that they are able to help you with, because they can't do the things that you do; they are burdens that only you can bear alone.  Where can you go to find release?  Who can you turn to for help with things that weigh heavy on your heart?  You will need to make some decisions about who to surround yourself with and how you allow yourself to be treated.  When it comes time to speak up, just be prepared to lay it all out on the table and not worry about repercussions.  Speak your truth.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see
So we can both be there and we can both share the dark
And in our honesty, together we will rise
Out of our nightminds, and into the light
At the end of the fight

It might be difficult to breathe through the ugliness that you see because there is either so much of it, or you don't see anything beautiful, it's just all overwhelmed by the ugliness.  Who can be there with you?  Who can you share the dark with?  Make sure that when you go to rise, that you rise with people who understand what it means to rise; that you take people with you and uplift as many as possible.  We are not placed on this earth to seek glory, or to draw attention to ourselves.  If anything, we can use what fame we have in our own circles to highlight causes and events that need to have society's lens on it.  How do you use your influence in your life?  Do you use it for monetary gain, for profit rather than for the good of all?  It is understandable if life was a bus, and you want to press the button and get off at the next stop.  Have you thought about what light exists for you at the end of your fight though?  Have you lost sight of the prize?


You were blessed by a different kind of inner view, it's all magnified
The highs would make you fly, and the lows make you want to die
And I was once there, hanging from that very ledge where you are standing
So I know, I know, I know
It's easier to let go

If you feel things with such intensity, it may be hard for those around you to understand what you are feeling and how you feel it.  You can't describe the inner view that you see, because their eyes can't see what goes on inside your mind.  Would you prefer to be hanging from the ledge rather than standing?  We do not suffer so much in this world without being able to take that suffering and convert it into strength to fuel and fulfill our real mission, our purpose for breathing.  When you decide to let go, think very carefully about who and what you will be letting go.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see
So we can both be there and we can both share the dark
And in our honesty, together we will rise
Out of our nightminds, and into the light
At the end of the fight

You might decide that you can't share the dark.  You might also decide that you're not receiving the honesty that you expect, so how can you possibly rise?  It is important to know what it feels like during the state when we are in our nightminds, but we must also be careful not to let the ugliness and the darkness consume everything else beautiful and full of light that peppers our life.  Because if we gave up on ourselves that easily, if we let go that quickly, then we weren't prepared to fight at all.

and in our honesty, together we will rise out of our nightminds
And into the light. . . at the end of the fight. . . 

I hope that you will be able to experience honesty that frees people.  The kind of honesty that doesn't harm, but warms the heart, because it comes from a place of purity and its essence is never ugly.  Honesty can hurt, but it can also be beautiful.  Whether we choose to share our darkness with others to allow them to lead us into the light at the end of our fight, for some of you, it will be a journey that you will go alone.  Never be afraid of the inner view you hold.  Believe in yourself, back yourself and never let your smile fade.  You must always remember to smile through the ugliness and the darkness, so that we remember where we are heading, into the light at the end of the fight. . .